New Field in Submission Step 1

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New Field in Submission Step 1

Postby ianm » Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:36 am

We would like to give authors the opportunity to indicate which Section Editor they would like to handle their paper. Ideally, this would be a drop-down list retrieved from the list of Section Editors or just hard-coded.

I realise from the post (viewtopic.php?t=1208) that adding a new field is not trivial. I think it is probably beyond my php capabilities, but where should I start if if I were to try?

Without looking in much depth yet, I guess the areas that need attention are:

a new field in the database to store this
changes to step1.tpl and
changes to editor files to display this when the editor is assigning the paper.

I have a horrible feeling there may be many more! Can you indicate whether I am on the right track and what might need changing, or is it just too complicated to detail?

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Postby asmecher » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:04 am

Hi Ianm,

We've considered this feature for inclusion (see and as you can see from the discussion, the jury is still out. Actually, you wouldn't need to add a new field -- you'd just need to provide the author with a list of section editors and allow him to assign the editor himself. All the relevant tables are already in the system.

Have you seen the technical reference? It's available from the OJS site under Documents.

Alec Smecher
Open Journal Systems Team

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